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Word of the Day: Repent and Repentance

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Word of the Day: Repent and Repentance

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repent
re-pent / ri-ˈpent
verb
 
1.      to turn from sin and better oneself
To grieve over sin is one thing, to repent is another.
Frederick William Robertson, 1816-1853
 
2.      to feel regretful or contrite over past actions
To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it repenting.
Senegalese Proverb
 
repentance
re-pen-tance / ri-ˈpen-tᵊn(t)s
noun
 
1.      the act of regretting past wrongs and turning from sin
From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.
Traditional Proverb

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By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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